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Looking at Life I i By ERICH BRANDEIS There are two remarks I hear quite" often nowadays. One is, "There are no more opportunities opportunities in this country," the other, "The day of the rich is gone." Then along comes a story like Ihe one about I sad ore Kowal of Detroit, who came to America in 1913 n'3 a dollar-a-day sausage worker, and just bought the Manhattan Manhattan Towers Hotel in New York for well over a million dollars. Isadora doesn'l subscribe to those two remarks. He thinks this country country is all right. He made his money in the shoe- repair business. He started with one shop and has 32 now. As long as people have their shoes fixed, there are opportunities, opportunities, thinks Isadora; not only for him, but for everybody else. In addition to putting heels on •shoes and patching them up, he owns several hotels. He also collects relatives. In 1920, he brought his immediate family to this country from Pinsk in Russia. Russia. His parents, vsix sisters, one brother, six brothers-in-law, and a bunch of nephews and nieces, 35 in all, and. all here now, in addition addition to his wife and kids. Someone asked Isadorc Kowal whether he was a millionaire. He didn't really know, honestly, he didn't. It didn't make much • difference, anyway, he thought. But he knows he hais enough to help some people a little—as for instance when he gave 200 soldiers and their wives free room and meals over the Christmas weekend weekend in one of his Detroit hotels. So you see there still is plenty of opportunity and plenty of wealth. The only difference is in what you cull opportunity and wealth. There used to be n time when opportunity meanl what you could do for YOURSELF, and wealth, how much money you had in the bank. Today opportunity means more what you can do for OTHERS and wealth is your ability to help your fcllowmen and your community. community. I do plenty of kicking myseli, but I think thai even a poor man in America is richer than a m' 1 ' lionaire in Germany or Japan.